The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Hampshire Edition

Category: Art

It’s Mother’s Day: Make for The Hills

22 Mar 2017

So Mother’s Day looms once more, and you know what Muddies? You can forget the posh lunches and the spa breaks (let’s save that for next week!). No Siree, this year I’m bustin’ for the hills. I’m going to escape into my own headspace, physically and metaphorically, get my crafty juices a flowin’ and learn something new, blissfully free from interruptions, because you know what?  Losing yourself in creativity is energising — a wonderful break from the acheingly mundane reality that is caring: the ferrying, the feeding, the sibling fighting.

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Whistler at Mottisfont

29 Jan 2017

Youthful, at ease, dreaming, his athletic limbs lounging in the Mediterranean sun — the young man poses for society photographer, Cecil Beaton.

His name is Rex Whistler. Born a humble builder’s son he is now an artist fêted from Broadway to British High Society and one of The Bright Young Things, a fast-living group from the roaring twenties much-like Radio One’s Grimmy and his motley crew of c’lebs.

The hazy, black and white image is part of a new exhibition at The National Trust’s Mottisfont Abbey.

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Jenna Burlingham Fine Art

27 Jan 2017

Oh Kingsclere, you do me proud. If you haven’t visited this North Hampshire spot-of-joy, then why not? London, you are so 2016. Free parking, great food and fashion, smiling faces, soaring walks and, oh look, a world-renowned art gallery just off the high street: if you haven’t heard about Jenna Burlingham Fine Art, then here’s your opportunity.

In a previous life, Jenna was Bonhams’ 20th Century British art expert and director at specialist London dealer, Offer Waterman, and it shows.

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